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Breaking A Fluorescent Bulb Can Be Dangerous. Here’s How To Clean It Up Safely. | Greenopedia
Breaking any light bulb is annoying. But breaking a fluorescent bulb or tube is actually dangerous, because fluorescent lighting contains mercury dust, which is harmful to inhale. Mercury doesn’t absorb into the skin easily, so don’t freak out if you accidentally touch it, but do avoid breathing the dust or vapors.